I wake up at 3pm. The day before turns round in my head. All has to be thought over and digested. That's how it is on these trips. It's so intense and almost everything is different.
Breakfast consists of a bowl of rice, a bowl of Miso-soup with potatoes
and onions, a
fried egg where the yellow has been turned around, some very strong
(they've only been salted in some way) and a korean speciality, which is
Nori adds, as he usually does ... Rotten, slimy soyabeans that are mixed
with a yellow
paste. Noy all japanese like it. I don't taste it... but it doesn't
smell that bad.
There is a lot to write, but I haven't got the time. Japan calls...
And then the problems started! It's not possible to bring a bike in the
trains in Japan.
Not like in Denmark. It has to be stored in a bicycle bag. Nori has two
and offered me
one of them - if it could be fitted with the bike. So we had to try.
racks should be removed, and then.... When I was going to loosen one of
the bolts it broke.
After some time I realized it had happened before. That's why a new hole had been drilled and a screw fitted in. At that time I did think it should ever be removed, I think. I should have unscrewed it and greased it. But I didn't. That was stupid and now it was broken. After a long discussion and the help of Nori's father I succeded drilling out what remained
of the old screw, so now there was a hole all way through. The plan was to find a thinner screw and put a ... (I hope you know what) on the other side.
As I hadn't brought plastic strips (which could be necessesary if the front shield should be removed) we were on a trip to home centers in the surroundings and found what we were looking for. Now the rear rack could be reinstalled, but in spite of all the trouble the bike couldn't be fitted in the bag. So the bike was put together again.
A bicycle taken apart
When I wanted to upload my first travel letters, I couldn't. When I plugged the cable in my computer, it claimed to be connected but wouldn't show any websites, not even Google. So I had to do it via an USB-device but I couldn't get to my blog or my email. It was rather mysterious.
That's how the day passed...
But we had yet another memorable dinner - with Sake!! THAT tastes good.